Accidents happen, and even the healthiest teeth can be damaged in the right circumstances. These dental emergencies can cause pain and anxiety. Our emergency dentist in San Francisco stands ready to preserve your smile.
At Pacific Heights Dental, our expert team of dentists are specially trained in emergency care, using advanced technology to preserve your teeth and gums after injury. Contact us for help with any San Francisco emergency dentistry.
When Should You Seek Emergency Care?
Tooth loosened or knocked out by injury
Painful Cracked Tooth
Situations that require prompt (Non-Emergency) care:
Lost or Missing Filling or Crown
Chipped or Cracked Tooth without pain
Mild to Moderate Toothache
With many dental traumas, your dentist may be able to save your tooth. Taking the following steps can significantly increase your chances of keeping your tooth for years to come.
Knocked Out Tooth
Handle the tooth by the crown, never by the roots
If possible, place the tooth back in the socket. If too painful, keep the tooth in your cheek until you get to our office.
If the tooth cannot be placed in the mouth, keep the tooth in a container of saliva, milk, or water when no other option is available. It's important to keep it hydrated.
Call our office immediately. Do not delay. If set back in the socket within the hour, there is a good chance the tooth can be saved.
Keep the loose crown clean and safe.
If possible, reinsert the crown using dental cement from your local pharmacy. This is a temporary measure. You must still make an appointment to see your doctor.
If the crown is damaged or lost, dental cement can be used to cover the tooth, preventing pain and damage.
Do not use any other type of adhesive to replace the crown.
Apply clove oil and use OTC pain relievers for discomfort.
Use a cold compress on the cheek to help with swelling and pain.
Take OTC pain relievers.
Make an appointment with our office as soon as possible.
Please call us today if you have any questions about your dental situation. Our emergency dentist in San Francisco strives to treat all our emergency situations with quick and compassionate care. We will protect that smile!
Commong questions about family dentistry
How long does a toothache last?
The length of a toothache can vary from person to person but if it lasts longer than 24 hours you should see your dentist as quickly as possible.
What do I do if my tooth got pushed out of position?
If your tooth gets pushed out of position you should contact your dentist right away and get seen as soon as possible.
How much does an emergency dentist cost?
The cost of seeing an emergency dentist is the same as seeing a normal dentist and depends on the treatment needed.
Pacific Heights Dental offers consultations to help determine the treatment you need and get any questions you have answered. Contact us today.
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